first_img By Odessa American – February 24, 2021 Local News Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Woman charged with biting another woman on hand Twitter Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Pinterest Facebook Nicole Ulate A 32-year-old woman was arrested after she reportedly bit a 69-year-old woman on the hand.Nicole Ulate was charged with injury to the elderly, a first-degree felony, and resisting arrest search or transport, a class A misdemeanor.The reported assault happened at 5:52 p.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of San Carlos Terrace, an Odessa Police Department affidavit detailed.Individuals, identified as Martha Arevalo and Rigo Ulate, stated Nicole Ulate threatened to harm or kill them while engaged in a verbal dispute, the affidavit stated. Arevalo stated Nicole Ulate intentionally bit her left hand while she was sitting outside in her lawn chair about an hour prior to officers arriving.Arevalo reportedly stated she wouldn’t likely be able to defend herself against Ulate. Officers saw Arevalo’s left hand I could see bruising and what appeared to be teeth marks.Ulate reportedly yelled and screamed when officers approached her. Officers attempted to calm Ulate down, but were unsuccessful. Ulate reportedly stepped toward officers in an aggressive manner while screaming. She was detained in handcuffs.Ulate was arrested, charged and transported to Ector County Law Enforcement Center. She has two bonds totaling $51,000 and was still in custody as of Thursday afternoon, jail records show. WhatsApp Previous articleOPD searching for assault, evading suspectNext articleOHS Lee Softball Playoffs 05 Odessa Americanlast_img read more

first_imgClaire Kelsey Two boxers engage in competition at the 2016 Baraka Bouts tournament, which raised $62,000 for Holy Cross Missions. This year’s tournament has already surpassed that total, having earned $90,000.Now in its 15th year, Baraka Bouts will feature 120 amateur fighters over the course of three days to raise money for the Holy Cross Missions in East Africa, third-year law student and vice president of Women’s Boxing Club Ashley Berding said. So far, the club has raised $90,000, surpassing last year’s total of $62,000, and all proceeds will be used to build a new dormitory for a secondary school in Uganda, she said.The tournament seeks to build camaraderie through boxing and charity, Berding said.“The camaraderie and sportsmanship of everybody there creates a very unique and all-encompassing experience,” she said. “It’s not just about you. It’s also about your teammates and the mission.”Berding said boxing gives participants the opportunity to gain confidence both in and out of the ring.“It’s so rewarding to see someone come in who says, ‘I can’t do this. I don’t think I can do this,’ and then by the end of the season they’re confident,” she said. “Seeing them build that confidence is something that, especially as woman, is hard to gain. Being able to get over that mental hurdle is something they can take to other aspects of their life that have nothing to do with boxing.”Club sports program coordinator Nathan Walker said he observes development and improvement in participants.“Seeing the growth and maturity over the course of a season and career, the self-confidence and personal drive that they have — those are experiences, and those are intangible things that they will be able to take with them beyond boxing,” Walker said.The amateur atmosphere of Baraka Bouts creates a friendly and encouraging atmosphere in a sport infamous for its individualism, senior and captain Joy Choe said.“We all start from the same point,” Choe said. “At first, you’re very scared — ‘I’m going to go into a ring and we’re going to start hitting each other.’ It’s scary, but it’s also very exciting.”The supportive environment propels participants to success, Choe said.“When we’re doing our workouts, we’re very encouraging of each other,” Choe said. “As your confidence grows, so does your confidence and trust in your partner. You know you can handle it, and you know your opponent can handle it.”Normally held at the fieldhouse in the Joyce Center, the Bouts had to be moved due to construction, Berding said. The new location of the Bouts is much smaller, but the size of the Dahnke Ballroom will add to the excitement of the fights, she said.“When the Duncan Center was put onto the table, we were really excited,” Berding said. “Everything is going to be set up a little bit different. It might be a little more intimate feeling because the fieldhouse is so huge. It’s going to be a very exciting feel.”Berding said participating in the tournament gives her an indescribable rush, though she will not be doing so this year.“It is an outstanding experience,” she said. “There is nothing quite like being under the lights in front of a bunch of you family, friends and teammates. We do a lot to prepare people, but the excitement and the and the anxiety is just a whole new feeling. It is very, very rewarding.”The quarterfinals of Baraka Bouts begin Monday at 6 p.m. Tickets are available at the door or from any boxer and provide admission to all three rounds of the tournament.Tags: Baraka Bouts, Boxing, Dahnke Ballroom, duncan student center, Holy Cross Missions Baraka Bouts, the annual women’s boxing tournament hosted by the Notre Dame Women’s Boxing Club, is slated to begin this evening at the Dahnke Ballroom of the new Duncan Student Center.last_img read more

first_imgBy the time USC and UCLA kick off their annual rivalry game this weekend, two weeks will have elapsed since the team’s worst loss in the Pete Carroll era, a time span that allowed much needed rest for a weary Trojan team.The 55-21 loss to Stanford in the Coliseum exposed weaknesses in the Trojan attack, and, following the ugly loss, the urgency for injured players to return to action increased.Fighting through pain · Junior receiver Damian Williams is still slowed down by his injured ankle, but he showed signs of improvement during the bye week. USC’s offense has missed Williams’ playmaking ability. – Brandon Hui | Daily TrojanThe 14-day break will afford the Trojans an opportunity to do just that.For a struggling USC offense, the return of redshirt junior wide receiver Damian Williams is of the utmost importance. Although Williams has yet to return to full practice, he did participate in a few tests of his injured ankle during Monday’s practice, and USC coach Pete Carroll remains confident in the redshirt junior’s ability to return from the injury.“[Damian] is the kind of guy who will find a way to play,” Carroll said. “Veterans find a way to make it, and he’s going to try in a way to try to adapt to what he’s got.”Junior defensive end Everson Griffen has also returned to 100 percent, according to Carroll. For Griffen, the team’s sack leader, to return to full strength is important for a Trojan defense that was burned for 469 yards against the Cardinal.“We just have to bounce back and prepare well. If you get it done on the practice field you can get it done during the game,” Griffen said after practice on Monday.The Trojans will be looking to respond in a big way against UCLA as they try to get their eighth win next Saturday, but the Bruins aren’t going to roll over. After losing five straight games in the middle of the season, the Bruins have won three straight and are bowl eligible for the first time since 2007.Last week against Arizona State, the Bruins were able to force six Sun Devil turnovers, two of which were returned for touchdowns.“They’re playing good consistent football and their defense is solid,” Carroll said. “They’ve been able to get turnovers and kept scores low all season long.”UCLA’s offensive attack has been a surprising recent strength for the team as well, with multi-threat quarterback Kevin Prince leading an offense that’s averaging 30 points per game during its recent winning streak.“Kevin is a really good football player and obviously effective,” Carroll said of the talented freshman. “He makes good throws and can run well.”For Carroll and his coaching staff, preparing for a much-improved Pac-10 conference, including the rejuvenated Bruins, has been a challenge every week.“There are a lot of good teams in our conference this year. It’s the best it’s been since I’ve been here,” Carroll said.Thankfully for Carroll and the Trojans, these extra days were also an opportunity to prepare for the Bruins.“We’re way ahead of where we usually are this time of the week on UCLA,” Carroll said.The Trojans will face the Bruins under the lights of the Coliseum at 7 p.m. on Saturday.last_img read more